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Unread post by saltysam » 20 Dec 2007, 16:59

probably pants but 300 at £3.99 isn't bad.

http://www.play.com/HOME/HOME/6-/MicroS ... masBT=Home

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Unread post by bradavon » 20 Dec 2007, 22:21

Thanks.

Still no HD Disc section though :( . Surely it takes no work to reduce stock down in price. If no one buys it then they've not lost anything by putting price back up.

They have HD TVs in the Sale but nothing to bloody play on it.

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Unread post by saltysam » 20 Dec 2007, 22:30

they've got a 3 for 2 on hd-dvd and blu-ray discs at the moment

blu-ray
http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/3-/124809/2-/Promo.html

hd-dvd
http://www.play.com/DVD/HD%20DVD/3-/130 ... Promo.html

typical shitty uk prices though :?
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Unread post by bradavon » 20 Dec 2007, 22:33

Thanks anyway. I guess they're still in the "rip them off while we still can" phase.

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Unread post by saltysam » 21 Dec 2007, 18:56

Actually play have added some very decent titles at £14.99 each making it £10 per disc. titles at £14.99

Shaun of the Dead
Pitch Black
Chronicles of Riddick
The Thing
Carlito's Way
Casino
Van Helsing
Serenity
Big Lebowski
King Kong
Inside Man
The Game
American Werewolf in London
The Frighteners
Land of the Dead
Daylight
Waterworld
Apollo 13
Red Dragon
2 fast 2 Furious
Hitcher
40 year old virgin
Doom
Ray
Spartacus
Fast and the Furious
Dragonheart
Mercury Rising
Out of Sight
Jarhead
Fearless (jet li)
Skeleton key
Backdraft
Born on the 4th of July
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Unread post by bradavon » 01 Apr 2008, 13:07

Nothing quite as spectacular as that Blade Runner price but here's the main April Fools Sale:

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/3-/145423/0 ... price&sp=1

They do have the following for £1.99 though:

Happy Feet
March Of The Penguins
Music And Lyrics
The Prestige

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Unread post by saltysam » 01 Apr 2008, 15:39

Cheers,picked up Music and Lyrics for my daughter.
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Unread post by bradavon » 01 Apr 2008, 18:22

Cool.

It's actually not too bad family fun. I did go in with very low expectations but I surprisingly enjoyed it. It wasn't my choice but the female friend I went with wanted to see it.

It's the sort of stuff Barrymore and Grant can do in their sleep.
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 01 Apr 2008, 22:16

bradavon wrote:It's the sort of stuff Barrymore and Grant can do in their sleep.
I'd sure like to do Drew Barrymore in her sleep.

Those HBO sets look like good bargains.

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Unread post by Markgway » 01 Apr 2008, 23:16

EvaUnit02 wrote:I'd sure like to do Drew Barrymore in her sleep.
After a shot of Rohypnol I presume...?
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Unread post by grim_tales » 16 Apr 2008, 14:25

Everything for only £5:

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/3-/110800/2-/Promo.html

Is it me or do Play have a permanent sale on all the time? :D

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 16 Apr 2008, 14:31

Wow, King Kong Extended 3-discer for £5.

I'd be chuffed if:-
A. I genuinely really liked that film (Got a copy of the TC HD-DVD for free, never really wanted it. The film is inconsistent to be a keeper IMO.)
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B. Play shipped outside of Europe.

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Unread post by bradavon » 16 Apr 2008, 16:57

I have the 3 Disc SE. I plan to sell it when I can playback my HD-DVD. The new scenes are good but add very little to the film.

£5 for a single disc DVD doesn't cut the mustard when you can buy HD-DVDs for that price. Still DVDs do now have a stronger market value and the HD-DVDs sales won't go on forever.

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Unread post by romerojpg » 16 Apr 2008, 17:01

The extras on Kong are worth £5 alone.

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Unread post by bradavon » 16 Apr 2008, 17:10

I'm sure they are, but I've no interest in watching them.

Commentaries and real life documentary extras interest me but massive making of's never have. Even if that's not all the extras I'm still not interested.

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Unread post by grim_tales » 21 Apr 2008, 15:29

Hey,
Is this Streetfighter set worth a tenner? :)

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/572353/T ... oduct.html

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 21 Apr 2008, 16:10

Yes, the transfers for the R2UKs are reportedly decent.

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Unread post by saltysam » 28 Apr 2008, 20:14

lots of hd-dvds for £4.99 each. i used a voucher to get Tremors for £2.99 :D

http://www.play.com/DVD/HD%20DVD/6-/Top ... P36=88GNE9

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Unread post by bradavon » 01 May 2008, 18:32

Thanks for the link Salty. I went for Serenity HD-DVD with £2 off. I was struggling to find a Play bargain.

I watched it last night on DVD, good film. My hopes were relatively low. I've not seen Firefly but anyone involved with Buffy or Angel doesn't exactly fill me with glee. The dogfight near the endwas excellent..

I didn't know Arnie's "I'll be back" niece was in it. That came as a pleasant surprise, for most of the film she plays a similar role "clueless psycho".

Is there any plans for a sequel/prequel? I guess not. One showing the war would be cool.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 01 May 2008, 18:50

No sequel to Serenity, at least on screen, it bombed hard.

The Firefly universe does live on in graphic novel form though. *Yawn*

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Unread post by romerojpg » 01 May 2008, 18:59

bradavon wrote: I didn't know Arnie's "I'll be back" niece was in it. That came as a pleasant surprise, for most of the film she plays a similar role "clueless psycho".

Is there any plans for a sequel/prequel? I guess not. One showing the war would be cool.
Niece?


and hey they have recently talked a lot about a sequel, it may go ahead as they made tonnes of cash on DVD (and HD DVD), it may have just made its cash back in cinemas, but the dvd alone sold massive amounts. It passed the magic figure they said it needed to, to get a new film/tv/dvd film made :) so in a way it is still on the cards.

A new version is out on Blu Ray soon hopefully, so they are still making plenty of cash out of the film thats for sure.


Get Firefly the show, as frankly the film works ten times better if you have seen the show. Many think the show beats the film as well :) taht also will be coming to Blu Ray with lots of new stuff, if the pictures a bobby dazzler I am getting it!

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Unread post by Markgway » 01 May 2008, 19:04

romerojpg wrote:Niece?
That would be Arnie's brother/sister's daughter.
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Unread post by bradavon » 01 May 2008, 22:46

EvaUnit02 wrote:No sequel to Serenity, at least on screen, it bombed hard.
That's a shame. Thanks.
EvaUnit02 wrote:The Firefly universe does live on in graphic novel form though. *Yawn*
Firefly is set before Serenity right? I presume that didn't show the war either?
romerojpg wrote:A new version is out on Blu Ray soon hopefully, so they are still making plenty of cash out of the film thats for sure.
Universal have told us what's coming this year and it's not listed. I'm sure it's coming but it won't be soon. I'd only upgrade if it has Lossless Audio. I hear the UK HD-DVD already looks excellent.
romerojpg wrote:Get Firefly the show, as frankly the film works ten times better if you have seen the show.
I didn't like it "that" much:

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... 133#112133
romerojpg wrote:Niece?
I'm going to presume you didn't watch The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

I thought the "Arnie "I'll be back" niece" bit would've given it away, to someone so intelligent ;).

Summer Glau plays the female terminator in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and by some unconnected route is Arnie's niece seeing as he is also the Terminator too. Summer Glau's part in Serenity is very similar in places to her portrayal in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Not that I mind she plays the type of role very well.

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Unread post by romerojpg » 02 May 2008, 15:38

Mmmm Niece, I wondered what link you were on about, but no I knew you were on about something like that, Niece does not exactly work though. Sister would be more apt, younger sister.


and as for Serenity as I said if you had seen the show, you would get the film a lot more. Many of your points would not be valid as you would get them more (Like the strange language and the Male Lead). You grow to love them things for reasons, jumping into the film kind of misses out a massive backstory and history of everyone and everything.

Its like seing the end 10 minutes of a long film really, you missed the 10 hours that came before it.

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Unread post by bradavon » 02 May 2008, 17:06

romerojpg wrote:Niece does not exactly work though. Sister would be more apt, younger sister.
It doesn't really matter. It was only a remote link at best :D
romerojpg wrote:Its like seing the end 10 minutes of a long film really, you missed the 10 hours that came before it.
No not really.

Would you expect people to read a book before seeing a film? Many books fill in the blanks from a film but many people don't read a book first. They're two different mediums and should work separately.

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